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c.1880 Lancaster Watch Company "Grim Reaper" Trade Card

c.1880 Lancaster Watch Co. "Grim Reaper" Trade Card This c.1880 Lancaster Watch Co. trade card was graciously digitized by an anonymous member of our community. The illustration depicts the grim reaper mounted on top of an early Lancaster watch movement. The text reads: "Buy the Lancaster - The Best Value Watch In The World - For The Money." Due to the striking theme exhibited on this promotional trade card, it represents one of the most iconic and collectible ephemera items from the Lancaster Watch Company... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 1 week ago


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New Addition to the Digital Archive: Lancaster Watch Company Advertisement (c.1883)

c.1883 Lancaster Watch Company Advertisement This c.1883 Lancaster Watch Company advertisement was graciously digitized by an anonymous member of our community. The promotional publication includes various testimonials from passenger depot employees at the Pennsylvania Railroad in an attempt to associate Lancaster watches with the thriving railroad industry. The "Keystone" and "West End" grades are highlighted in the endorsements praising the accuracy of the company's watches. This advertisement represents the height of the promising young company before a downward spiral culminating in complete failure amidst the watch club scandal. ... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 2 weeks ago


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New Addition to the Digital Archive: Lancaster Watch Company Promotional Booklet (c.1882)

Page 3 of the Lancaster Watch Company Promotional Booklet, c.1882 This c.1882 Lancaster Watch Company booklet was graciously digitized by an anonymous member of our community. The 8-page booklet includes a history of Pennsylvania hero William Penn, an elaborate engraving of the company factory building, and an extensive list of the expanded product line of 36 grades that was to be on the market by January 1883. This promotional booklet also pinpoints November 1, 1882, as the anticipated introduction date of the company's "Dust and Damp Proof Watches." ... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 2 weeks ago



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Serial No.: #10546558
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1901
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Serial No.: #338921
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Currier
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:13j
Setting:Transition
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:April 1883 - May 1891
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Serial No.: #7752952
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Royal
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1896
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Serial No.: #3388475
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:912
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1923
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Serial No.: #24238899
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 225
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:
Est. Date:1922
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Serial No.: #11386359
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:300
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1905
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2 Admirations
Serial No.: #5001629
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 1
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:June 1891 - September 1891
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Serial No.: #727438
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:13
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j or 15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:1880
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Serial No.: #15062704
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Crescent St.
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1906
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